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  • Opower CEO: Utility industry undergoing radical transformation

    With cloud-based software platform, Opower debuting its IPO at the NYSE Friday, Daniel Yates, CEO, weighs in on the software and utility revolution.

  • Wall Street 'so far, so meh': Pro Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 6:20 PM ET
    Wall Street 'so far, so meh': Pro

    Joshua Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, says U.S. equities have performed "so-so" thus far, leading to analysts cutting their estimates for corporate earnings.

  • Solar's spike tied to oil prices? Don't bet on it Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Solar receivers and boilers on top of two towers are reflected in heliostats at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on March 3, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada.

    The link between oil prices and solar energy stocks has broken down, and that may be a good thing for renewable firms.

  • UK energy firms face probe after price hike Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    U.K. regulator Ofgem has called for a full investigation into the country's energy market, to "clear the air" over competition.

  • UK 'Big Six' to face competition inquiry? Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    UK 'Big Six' to  face competition inquiry?

    Peter Atherton, head of the utility sector at Liberum, discusses what a competition inquiry into the U.K. utility market would mean for investments and consumers.

  • Beermakers try to conserve water Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:50 PM ET
    Beer trying to conserve water

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports MillerCoors is changing its brewing process so it can rely less on water.

  • Stock picks in water business Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    Stock picks in water business

    The business of water could boost your portfolio. CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight into a few stocks for those looking to get in.

  • Water wells on the rise Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    Water wells on the rise

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the big business of drilling for water.

  • Drought slows down fracking Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Drought slows down fracking

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting the oil industry.

  • California drought could drain $8B, spike prices Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A dog hangs around an abandoned farmhouse on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years.

    California's drought may leave nearly a million acres of idle land this year because of a lack of water, a report said on Friday.

  • Saboteurs could black out entire US: Report Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Cars are blurred as they pass by a darkened Flatiron Building in a section of Manhattan still in a blackout following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York City.

    The federal study found that if saboteurs attacked just nine substations, the country's power network could collapse. The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Fire breaks out in upper Manhattan, 2 dead Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Fire breaks out in upper Manhattan, 2 dead

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports a large explosion rocked East Harlem Wednesday, where a fire broke out seconds later.

  • Conn's down 44.5% in one month Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Conn's down 44.5% in one month

    Sandy Villere, Villere & Co. co-portfolio manager, discusses the impact of colder weather on Conn's business. "This is going to be a great opportunity when they get the credit problems under control," he says.

  • Port of New Orleans reopens Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Port of New Orleans reopens

    The Port of New Orleans is back in business after the coast guard reopened a portion of the Mississippi River. Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans CEO says the coast guard did an excellent job.

  • Suez CEO: I want to invest in in Italy Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Suez CEO: I want to invest in in Italy

    Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez Environment, says he wants to step-up investment in countries like Italy rather than in northern Europe, "where all the investment has been done before".

  • Centrica customers quit in droves Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Centrica customers quit in droves

    Liberum's Peter Atherton says U.K. energy companies could keep tariffs flat come next September, after Centrica reported that 360,000 of its customers quit in the fourth quarter due to price hikes.

  • US power plants ramp up production Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    US power plants ramp up production

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports natural gas is rallying amid major snowstorms in the East Coast region. Power plants are also benefiting.

  • Bill Gates-backed energy firm declares bankruptcy Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Optim Energy, an electric company owned by a Bill Gates investment fund, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after piling up losses in a depressed power market.

  • West Virginia water safe? Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    West Virginia water safe?

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports why the water crisis in West Virginia is far from over.

  • Japan's nuclear re-start stalled by paperwork Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    A masked protester stands in front of the gates to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station

    Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry.

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